The air castle in the picture is actually a tea house, bulit in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
The tea house is built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site, and is accessible only by free-standing ladders propped against one of the trees. The building’s own is Fujimori, who designed and built the whole house.
The interior is covered with plaster and bamboo mats. Shoes are taken off at the midway point. Once inside the room, which is padded simply with plaster and bamboo mats, the architect’s adventurous spirit gives way to the serenity more suited to the purpose of making tea and calming one’s mind.
15 thoughts on “Castle in the Air”
I love it! How peaceful it must be to get away and enjoy the quiet and scenery :)
Now this is something nice!
Too bad there is a city nearby …
Must be very exciting on a windy day :D
I would never leave my tree house in the sky.
This is like baba yaga’s house from the folklore.
Yes, wind…ANY wind would be quite the (mis)adventure. Storms? Fo’ged aboud it!
This tea house looks so cosy. This guy have real vision to build something like this. Like it!
surely those trees aren’t strong enough to support the weight of the house! what happens if the become rotten? does look wonderful though
the tree house looks coool :D
What an interesting house to live in.
What a perfect place for a Japanese cha no yu ceremony! Lovely wabi!
Would’t the tree supporting your house die?
Beutiful, takes your breathe away!
Some would kill for such beauty
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